(a) The rules of the hospital, established by the board of trustees pursuant to this article, shall include all of the following:

(1) Provision for the organization of physicians and surgeons, podiatrists, and dentists licensed to practice in this state who are permitted to practice in the hospital into a formal medical staff, with appropriate officers and bylaws and with staff appointments on an annual or biennial basis.

(2) Provision for a procedure for appointment and reappointment of medical staff consistent with the standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

(3) Provisions that the medical staff shall be self-governing with respect to the professional work performed in the hospital; that the medical staff shall meet consistent with the minimum requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; and that the medical records of the patients shall be the basis for review and analysis.

(4) Provision that accurate and complete medical records be prepared and maintained for all patients.

For purposes of this paragraph medical records include, but are not limited to, identification data, personal and family history, history of present illness, physical examination, special examinations, professional or working diagnoses, treatment, gross and microscopic pathological findings, progress notes, final diagnosis, condition on discharge, and other matters as the medical staff shall determine.

(b) The rules of the hospital, insofar as consistent with this article, shall be in accord with and contain minimum standards not less than the rules and standards of private or voluntary hospitals. Unless specifically prohibited by law, the board of trustees may adopt other rules which could be lawfully adopted by private or voluntary hospitals.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 72, Sec. 9. Effective May 28, 1992.)